Nginx 1.17.5 for Windows

Nginx 1.17.5 for Windows

Nginx 1.17.5 32-bit and 64-bit builds for Windows are now available for free download.

As usual, packages were built using the upstream stable branch’s source code. “Engine x” is a high performance web server. It is also a caching proxy and a Layer 7 load balancing solution. Millions of websites on the Internet use and benefit from Nginx while offering extreme performance, scalability, reliability, flexibility, and security.

Note: these builds were built with older versions of OpenSSL. SSL/TLS is NOT recommended for use. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Using http only is recommended.

On 22 October 2019, the stable version of Nginx 1.17.5, was released at Also, the upstream changelog is as follows:

Changes with nginx 1.17.5 – 22 Oct 2019

  • ) Feature: now nginx uses ioctl(FIONREAD), if available, to avoid reading from a fast connection for a long time.
  • ) Bugfix: incomplete escaped characters at the end of the request URI were ignored.
  • ) Bug fix: “/.” and “/..” at the end of the request URI were not normalized.
  • ) Bugfix: in the “merge_slashes” directive.
  • ) Bug fix: in the “ignore_invalid_headers” directive. Thanks to Alan Kemp.
  • ) Bugfix: nginx could not be built with MinGW-w64 gcc 8.1 or newer.

Maxim Dounin

Due to the build process, these Windows install files are provided to support legacy users. In other words, those who still use the Cygwin based builds. I started building long before official builds became available. Initially there was no other way to run on Windows.

But now, official native Windows builds are available and supported at So please use the official builds if you are new to Nginx on Windows. Once again, they are fully supported and available for download at

Consequently, you may Download Nginx 1.15.8 for Windows (32-bit & 64-bit versions) here.

Furthermore, please check out the FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions.

The questions are updated continually as they are received. Therefore, the answers may help you. Additionally, if you have other questions that are not on the FAQ please feel free to ask or leave a comment below.

In conclusion, I always welcome and appreciate your feedback for improvements and enhancements. Thank you.

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